This week I wanted to talk about healing yourself of anxiety with the power of spirit and through Reiki. Like many people, I have struggled with anxiety at various times throughout my life. At times it felt like every thought in my head was racing and I couldn’t slow my thinking down to focus on whatever the task is at hand. It was uncomfortable, embarrassing, and not something I could just “shake off” as some people might think.
Now, this is not easy for me to admit knowing that many of my clients and friends are reading this. However, by walking-the-walk and not just talking-the-talk I believe that I can help people who may be struggling with anxiety. Am I anxiety free? No. I still experience anxiety from time to time, but now when I sense it coming on, I do something about it before it consumes me. Here are a few simple things I do to deal with anxiety.
One technique I use is to place my right hand over my Heart and my left hand over my solar plexus. While doing this I am conscious of my breath as I administer healing to myself. This method quickly eases my anxiety and puts me in a calmer place. Try it the next time you’re feeling a bit anxious and I’m sure you’ll feel a difference.
A method I use if I’m in a crowded area or if there are people around is this — I become conscious of my breath, and I envision that I am surrounded by my spirit guides and by the ascended masters. Then the first chance I get I take five minutes and administer Reiki to myself. If you haven’t been attuned to Reiki you might try a short ten-minute meditation.
Healing Stress and Anxiety with Reiki
It was because of my anxiety and the feeling that my life was spiraling out of control that I knew I had to find a better way. Today, I am twenty-six years sober; I am married twenty-two years and have three children; I am a Reiki Master; a Massage therapist; and I own a healing center named Synchronicity in Brewster New York. I firmly believe that my successes in life and my power to alleviate stress are directly related to my ability to tap into a healing energy that is within me and around me. This energy is sometimes called Chi. The restriction of Chi through negative thinking, poor diet, or an unhealthy lifestyle can result in sickness and disease. One way of adjusting our Chi energy is through Reiki.
The word “Reiki” can be broken into two syllables. Rei, which means higher, guided consciousness; and Ki, which means energy. So, Reiki means divinely guided energy. Reiki is a simple healing technique passed down from a Reiki Master to the student. Mikao Usui-Sensei discovered Reiki in Japan in the early 1900’s. Usui-Sensei studied and meditated with the Buddhists monks. One day while meditating on Mt. Kurama, he had a spiritual awakening and acquired what is known today as Reiki. When he tried Reiki healing on himself and his family, it brought about miraculous results. The Japanese government honored Usui-Sensei for his dedication to healing others. One of the people he passed this ability to heal onto was his student Dr. Hayash. Dr. Hayash passed it onto Mrs. Takata who is credited for bringing Reiki to the West in 1937. Today, Reiki continues to be passed down from Master to student and can be learned by anyone.
I received Reiki training from William Lee Rand who was attuned by some of Mrs. Takata’s students. This makes for a very short linage to Reiki’s founder. Whomever I attune to Reiki will also be of a short linage. For me, practicing Reiki is like making a sacred contract with the ascended masters to channel and administer Chi (energy) with the intention of bringing divine healing. If you are interested in learning Reiki, all it takes is an open mind and a willingness to let spirit work through you for the benefit of all. I teach and practice Reiki at Synchronicity Healing Center in Brewster New York. I teach Reiki 1 and Reiki 2 back to back, each month in one day. I also teach a Reiki Master class few times a year.
Reiki has changed my life and the life of countless others that I’ve worked with. If you would like a complementary demonstration or would like to know more about Reiki, please don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call me at 845-363-1765.
I wish you and yours all the best life has to offer.